Funding Opportunities

Pre-proposals were due on December 4, 2014, and full proposals are due on January 29, 2015.

The NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research (OER) has published its fiscal year 2015 Federal Funding Opportunity for Ocean Exploration (FFO 2015-2004292) to and opportunities are now open.

For the full FFO, go to

Pre-proposals are a prerequisite for submission of a full proposal and had to be received by email by 5:00 PM EST, December 4, 2014.

Pre-proposals will be reviewed and applicants will be contacted and encouraged or discouraged to submit full proposals. Full proposals are due January 29, 2015.

Applicants are encouraged to visit the NOAA Ocean Explorer website to familiarize themselves with past and present OER-funded activities.

Quick Links pertinent to this funding opportunity include:


Contact Information for OER Federal Funding Opportunity
Yvette Jefferson
1315 East-West Highway, SSMC3, Room 10210
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Phone: 301-734-1002